Islamic Silver Inlaid Calligraphic Bidriware Bowl
Islamic Silver Inlaid Calligraphic Bidriware Bowl > Lot No. 227
A blackened Bidriware pot with fluted lower section and ribbed upper band; the base flat with inlaid lozenge of arabesque ornament inlaid with four interlaced silver sphinxes; the fluted bands with inlaid silver human figures in opposed pairs on an arabesque field, interlace motif below and calligraphic panel above; to the equator, a raised band with inlaid silver guilloche; the upper band an arabesque field with an inlaid Qu'ranic prayer of blessing and luck in Kufic calligraphic script, each character with a human face to the ascender; the rim slightly everted.
Circa 19th century AD or later
580 grams, 18 cm
Very fine condition.
UK art and antiquities market, acquired prior to 1990.
Estimate: £400 - 600 (EUR 470 - 710; USD 610 - 910)
Auction date: Saturday 7th July 2012 Antiquities & Collectables eAuction
Lot No. 227